water inlet outlet assy needs changing do I have to remove intake manifold ? on 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

there are two bolts on the inlet assy that I can't seem to get to without removing the intake manifold completley. Am I missing something?

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nope, it needs to come up to gain acess.

Roy
I was afraid of that. Thanks I'm assuming I will be separating the throttle body as well....just making sure I get all the replacement gaskets I'm gonna need
no, just unbolt the upper intake and remove it with the throttle body attached. get a gasket set that includes all needed gaskets

Roy